How to Live Now or Never collects exploratory and poetic works as a companion to Alejandro de Acosta's first book, The Impossible, Patience. The two perform a dyadic acrobatic maneuver around the empty space where freedom, imagination, and possibility could exist in textual, temporal, and interpersonal relationships. Whereas The Impossible, Patience was serious play around nihilism and language, How to Live is a surreal anti-thesis “in the form of paradoxes, defending precisely the claims that seem most impossible or disagreeable to maintain."
Contents: Notes 1. IBU Perfect Ape 2. Anarchist Meditations 3. That Teaching is Impossible 4. Reading and Not Reading 5. Wandering off from Willful Disobedience 6. How You and I Might Meet 7. A Lesson in Desire 8. Love / Boredom 9. The space now spaced 10. Cynical Lessons 11. Absolute Typhos 12. Theses on the Superiority of the Dry Wit 13. Notes on Nothing 14. Points on Time and History 15. Failure, Resistance